Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Grand Canyon midair crash site made national historic monument
The site of the 1956 Grand Canyon midair collision was listed as a National Historic Monument today, according to National Park Service officials.
The aircraft collided in uncongested airspace at 21,000 feet over the Grand Canyon, killing all 128 people on board the two planes.
The crash caused both airliners -- a Trans World Airlines Super Constellation L-1049 and a United Airlines DC-7 -- to plummet vertically to the ground. Each had flight plans that should not have taken them over the area, an investigation eventually revealed. It was speculated that the two pilots were giving their passengers a scenic view of the national park...more